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Moses Mendelssohn

Moses Mendelssohn was a German-Jewish philosopher and theologian. His writings and ideas on Jews and the Jewish religion and identity were a central element in the development of the Haskalah, or 'Jewish Enlightenment' of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Born to a poor Jewish family in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt, and originally destined for a rabbinical career, Mendelssohn educated himself in German thought and literature. Through his writings on... Read More

Born6 September 1729
Dessau, Anhalt-Dessau
Died4 January 1786 (aged 56)
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia
Era18th-century philosophy

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